Up Convention

Saturday, August 17; 12-8p
Sunday, August 18; 8a-3p

Up to 15 CEs available
*Ethics and Boundaries offered separately as on-demand webinar

MAC UP Convention

Located on the coastline of Lake Superior, Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula and is known for its sandy shores, waterfalls, and many lighthouses. It’s also known as the home of the MAC’s annual UP Convention! Up to 15 live hours of continuing education is available, including the following State of Michigan requirements: One hour in Pain and Symptom Management, two hours of Physical Measures, and two hours in the Performance and Ordering of Tests. Bring the whole family, enjoy some outdoor fun, and get the CEs you need in a beautiful setting that can’t be beat. See you in Marquette this August!

Ethics and Boundaries credits are available online to those who still need these hours for your current licensure period.

These rates are above and beyond convention rates because doctors who attend all 15 hours of the UP Convention and then attend the Ethics and Boundaries webinar will receive a total of 17 credit hours.

Important Information – Implicit Bias Training

Online, on-demand programs for implicit bias training are now accepted by the State of Michigan.

The MAC has developed several Implicit Bias Training webinars that satisfy the State of Michigan’s requirements. They are available here.

Speakers & Class Descriptions

The Mind Body Connection: Revitalize Your Practice Through Neurological Advancements

Saturday: 12-8p
8 CEs Possible
Pain Management
Physical Measures

Board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist and low-level laser expert Dr. Trevor Berry is a pioneer in the field of connecting the hemispheres of the human body and brain. Attendees will discover, through Dr. Berry’s background and extensive education, advanced treatments for the neurological and brain diseases greatly affecting our society.  The key to brain health is understanding the mechanisms of healthy neuronal function and techniques to prevent injury. As a specialist in this arena, emphasis will be placed on neurological conditions and Dr. Berry’s prescribed treatment through advanced chiropractic care, lasers, labs, balance testing, and nutrition.  

Join us for this new seminar and transform your practice today! 

Sponsored by Erchonia

Dr. Berry's Biography

Dr. Berry was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. He completed his pre-medicine requisites at the University of Calgary and went on to complete his Doctorate at Parker University in Dallas, TX where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian. He became a board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist in 2000 through ACNB and has over 3500 hours in post-doctoral studies in integrative neurology, functional medicine and low-level laser therapy. He is involved in multiple laser studies and has been the principal investigator for Level 1 FDA clearances. He was awarded the 2014 researcher of the year for Erchonia lasers. He is the founder of Arizona Chiropractic Neurology Center and has been in practice since 1997 in Chandler, AZ. As an international speaker since 2010, he lectures on nutrition and functional medicine, laboratory testing, neurological diagnostic testing, functional neurology and low-level laser therapy. Dr. Berry co-founded BTB Health Systems and was hired as the Chief Clinical Officer for Applied Functional Neurology (AFN) in 2022. 

Neuro-Integrative Approaches in Chiropractic Practice: Enhancing Patient Care Through Advanced Understanding and Technology

Sunday: 8a-3p
7 CEs Possible
Pain Management
Physical Measures

Dr. Ted Arkeld’s presentation dovetails perfectly with Saturday’s course as it covers an in-depth exploration of the neurology of spinal palpation, the vital role of body receptors in movement, the pathology of spinal subluxations, the integration of rehabilitation services, and how to properly document for maximum reimbursement. Attendees will learn the neurological pathways and impacts of spinal palpation, understand various receptors and their functions, and examine the complexities of spinal subluxations. The course will also highlight practical approaches to incorporating rehabilitation services and utilizing AI for improved chiropractic documentation. Featuring case studies, practical applications, and a closing Q&A, this class promises to elevate your practice through cutting-edge knowledge and technology.

Sponsored by Genius Solutions

Dr. Arkfeld's Biography

Dr. Arkfeld is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. The decision to become a chiropractor was an easy one, after growing up in what Dr. Arkfeld calls, “A chronic pain family.” As a high school athlete playing both football and baseball, and then collegiate baseball, Dr. Arkfeld experienced the benefits of chiropractic care during his playing days. This love of sports and chiropractic has guided him the past 16 years as the team chiropractor for the Gaylord High School football and basketball programs. Always the student, Dr. Arkfeld has returned to the classroom numerous times for advanced degrees and certifications that allow him to provide the most current research-based treatment protocols for his patients. 

Venue Information

Ramada by Wyndham Marquette

$209 (plus tax)/night
412 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855

Call the hotel directly at (906) 228-6000 ask for the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’ block. Room block price ends July 21, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE that CEs for Ethics, Sexual Boundaries and Implicit Bias training will NOT be offered at the 2024 U.P. Convention. Remember that the state of Michigan requires one hour in ethics, one hour in Sexual Boundaries and two hours in Implicit Bias training. These courses can be taken online through the MAC website. If you are not sure if you have already taken these courses during your licensure cycle. or need assistance in registering for these online, please contact the MAC at info@chiromi.com or (517) 367-2225.